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Obituaries

Monday, April 25, 2005




Ernest Alfred Awong
April 15, 2005
Ernest Alfred Awong, 88, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a warehouseman, died in Hale Hoola Hamakua. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. He is survived by daughter Veronica Garcia, brothers Gilbert and Isaac, sister Nancy A. Teves, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mass: 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes. Call after 8 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Hope Kekoa Bragado
April 10, 2005
Hope Kekoa Bragado, 83, of Honokaa, Hawaii, a retired Bragado Bus Co. secretary, died in the Lunalilo Care Home. She was born in Kalihi. She is survived by son Elroy; daughter Carmen Sugges; brother Andrew and Ernie Kahili, and Ron K. Kekoa; sisters Antoinette Kaipo and Lucille P. Aki; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Call after 9 a.m. Burial to follow at the Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Foai Elisara
April 11, 2005
Foai Elisara, 37, of Wahiawa, a Pac Med clerk, died. She was born in American Samoa. She is survived by mother Fa'atugaese Sagia; brothers Sagia and Elisara Timu; sisters Sula Aumua, Isu Poyer, Sina Iosua, Vaitoa Logitu, Fa'aluluga Elisara, and Fuatupe Vae. Services: 4 p.m. Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 3 p.m. Burial in American Samoa.

Tom Isamu Fujitani
April 13, 2005
Tom Isamu Fujitani, 90, of Honolulu, a retired dental technician, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Miharu O., son Lloyd M., daughters Sharon Y. Owens and Janis S., brother George and sisters Ruby Kawasaki, Judy Komatsu and Diana Sato. Private services.

Eiso Hokama
April 18, 2005
Eiso Hokama, 82, of Aiea, formerly of Lanai, a retired Dole Pineapple Corp. foreman, died in Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi. He was born in Lahaina, Maui. He is survived by son Dennis S., daughters Aimee S. Hokama and Jane K. Shiira, brother Eisuke and four grandchildren. Services: noon Thursday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Call after 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Jane A. Hopkins
April 21, 2005
Jane A. Hopkins, 86, of Kaneohe, a retired first-grade teacher, died. She was born in Los Angeles. She is survived by son Gary J. Craft, daughters Johna D. Craft and Lani L. Craft Brandt, brother James Atkinson, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services. Donations suggested to the Hospice House, 556 Papalani St., Kailua, HI 96734.

Caleb Kinjang
April 14, 2005
Caleb Kinjang, 31, of Aiea, a taxi driver, died in the Queen's Medical Center. He was born in Majuro, Marshall Islands. He is survived by wife Cecily, sons Kinjang and Kevin, daughter Jemmiah, parents Akira and Likwoj, brothers Foster and Rolando, and sisters Mylee, Marcella, Mina and Neijab. Services: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aiea Ward. Call after 5 p.m.

Madeline Duropan Manuel
April 18, 2005
Madeline Duropan "Ding" "Mady" Manuel, 32, of Pahoa, Hawaii, an Island Ohana Dental dental assistant, died in the Queen's Medical Center. She was born in Hilo. She is survived by parents Jacinto and Fredista, sister Evangeline, brother Jackfrey, grandparents Gregorio and Lorenza, hanai sister Rebecca Mansfield and hanai brother Noel Duropan. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at the Dodo Mortuary chapel. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1407 Kapiolani St. Call after 11 a.m. Casual attire.

Yoshiko Matayoshi
April 16, 2005
Yoshiko Matayoshi, 91, of Hilo, formerly of Hakalau, a homemaker, died at the Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii. She is survived by son Shinsuke; daughters Annie H. Kochan, Akiko Segawa and Sally Ueunten; sister Mitsue Aka; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Harold Shigeru Matsui
April 16, 2005
Harold Shigeru Matsui, 98, of Lani City, a retired Dole Pineapple Co. foreman, died in Kuakini Hospital. He is survived by wife Dorothy "Masako"; sons Edward, Donald and Paul; daughter Ruth Teraoka; brother Gilbert; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Private services.

Renard R.H.N. Mattson
April 19, 2005
Renard R.H.N. Mattson, 57, of Honolulu died in Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by mother Elaine; brothers Joseph, Russell Sr., David Sr., Charles Sr. and Lance Sr.; and sisters Ululani Mattson and Norma Mattson-Liu. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nuuanu Ward. Call after 9 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire. No flowers. Donations suggested to Hawaii Cancer Society or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nuuanu Ward.

Frances Duhaylonsod Munar
April 13, 2005
Frances Duhaylonsod Munar, 70, of Aiea, a retired Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard employee, died at home. She was born in Kahuku. She is survived by husband Wilfred Sr.; sons Wilfred Jr., Rodney and Douglas; daughters Marla DeLovio, Prisca and Tiare; brothers Pete, Fred and Ron; sisters Remi Magalion, Virgie Batungbacal and Betty Dienhart; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services: 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 5:30 p.m. Aloha attire.

Michie Nobumoto
April 10, 2005
Michie Nobumoto, 98, of Kahului, a retired C. Nobumoto Tailor seamstress, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Hakalau, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Toshio and Michio, daughter Margaret Hori, sister Nanae Sueda, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services.

Alvin James Pasco
April 7, 2005
Alvin James Pasco, 56, of Wahiawa died in the Philippines. He was born in Wahiawa. He is survived by sons Ikaika K. and Keola A.J.; daughter Nicole L. Campbell; mother Annie Flores; brothers Antonio, Alfonso, Myron, and Raydell and Ramon Flores; sisters Francisca Adaro, Staphane "Girlie" Paz, Darlyn DeMello, Rhonda "Cissy" Flores, Renee Gonsalves, Roxanne, and Rowena "Pinky" Bobo; and five grandchildren. Services: 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, mauka chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. No flowers.

Angelina C. Paulino
April 11, 2005
Angelina C. Paulino, 84, of Honolulu, a Paul's Pastry Shoppe owner, died in St. Francis Medical Center. She was born in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, the Philippines. She is survived by sons Rogelio "Roland" and Danny "Daniel," sisters Rizalina "Sally" Ucol and Vigilia "Bening" Mariano, brother Benjamin Dela Cruz, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one hanai great-granddaughter. Services: 7 p.m. Friday at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary. Call after 6 p.m. Additional services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Call after 8:30 a.m. Burial to follow at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual attire.

Amanda Kalahikiola Jessica Porter
April 21, 2005
Amanda Kalahikiola Jessica Porter, 28, of Kaneohe, a Hawaiian activist, died in Castle Medical Center. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by partner Krista Steinfield; father Leo; mother Annelle Amaral; grandfather John Araujo Sr.; brothers Dwayne and Henry Porter, and Wajdi Bawardi; and sisters Dwayna, Gay and Babette. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ka Hale Hoano Hou O Ke Akua Church, 1760 Nalani St. Call after 9 a.m. Inurnment: 12:45 p.m. at Diamond Head Memorial Park. Aloha attire.

Louis K.C. Tilton
April 18, 2005
Louis K.C. Tilton, 58, of Las Vegas, formerly of Kaneohe, a retired federal government letter carrier, died in Las Vegas. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leonette; son Louie; daughters Bobbie Jo Friel, Billie Jo Agiga and Kathy Jo Tiumalu; brothers Thomas, Leslie G. and Leighton W.; sisters LaVern Smith and Lois Kaiwi; 17 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Services: noon Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Call after 10 a.m. Aloha attire.

Elizabeth Lakeeta Watts
April 15, 2005
Elizabeth Lakeeta Watts, 82, of Honolulu died in the Convalescent Center of Honolulu. She was born in Cherokee County, S.C. Services: 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary, makai chapel. Call after 8:30 a.m. Committal service: 1 p.m. at Hawaii state Veterans Cemetery. Casual attire.

Phillips W. Wilkins
April 21, 2005
Phillips W. Wilkins, 59, of Honolulu, a retired state Labor Department clerk, died at home. He was born in British Columbia, Canada. He is survived by companion Sarah J. Frizelle, brother Jerry J. and sister Maureen Smith. Private services.

Kiyoshi Yonemori
April 8, 2005
Kiyoshi Yonemori, 93, of Hilo, a retired Pacific Machinery employee, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Florence F., son Leo, daughter Althea Koike and three grandchildren. Private services.


You can also search the Hawaii State Library System's
Hawaii Newspaper Index online for older obituaries at:

www.librarieshawaii.org
The index goes back several decades.



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